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in the election. are winning turkey can thank his stellar campaign team. here is steve. [applause] and as always, if for some reason cobbler cannot fulfil his duties as the official white house turkey, gobbler will be waiting in the wings. [applause] from here, these two lucky birds will be swept up in a whirlwind of fame and fortune that will ultimately lead them to mount vernon, where they will spend their twilight years in the home of george washington. later today, michelle, malia, sasha and i will be taking two turkey's the were not so lucky to a local food bank here in washington, d.c. i would like to ask every american to do what they can to help families who are in need of a real thanksgiving this year. tomorrow, in the company of friends and loved ones, we will celebrate a uniquely american holiday. it is a chance for us to spend time with the people that we care about, and to give thanks for the blessings that we enjoy, and to think about how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation on earth. it is also a time to remember those who are less fortunate. this year, that is particularly
communicate with strategic a fact. i think you touched, steve, on an important piece which is the superiority conflicts, if i can put it that way. china fell to they were abused by major powers through the 19th century and well into the 20th century. that has an interesting counterbalance, which as they seem to have a bit of a superiority complex about the solutions they are building about how china emerges as a global power. this containment peace is a bit of a challenge. the entire challenge their -- the chinese are making claims with respect to the sea are fairly outrageous. what they're looking for at the end of the day, i think, is respect -- respect at the table and for who they are and what they're doing. somehow we need to find the means to bring these two solitudes together. at the end of the day, any conflict, whether it is kinetic or otherwise, that affects the flow of trade through that part of the world will have an impact globally. >> it is doing it now with china and japan. you have to of the biggest economies in the world in a nightmare situation that raises the fundamental qu
not been able to act on these things. >> let me jump to doug and steve and try to poke holes in this in a second. if we roll back time to just before the financial crisis, doug was out there bitching about already, but it is much worse. we are back to 156% of gdp. you are still in crisis mode. you have a private sector and events that led to a government response and a worsening of debt issues, so my question is why is it never on this list to get the private sector in control? there is nothing here saying we need to bring that down, so it is a question i want to ask you. the question is, if you think about restoring the u.s. economy and the u.s. consumer, i do not know where you get a growth if you leave the private suite where it is now. >> we try to get the transparency on the balance sheets. we have done dodd-frank. that takes care of making sure it does not fall apart. >> no more corruption. things have been done. and smith i think the biggest problem is the flip side. -- i think the biggest problem is the flip side. that is driving the fact we have financial problems. t
a couple of people who have been instrumental in pulling this together, steve redburn who has been our colleague and working with us on this project. he'll be writing up a narrative on the event kind of looking at what lessons we've learned from the 1990 summit for today. steve will be with us for this project. also alison grant with the bipartisan policy center and drummond with think center have been helpful. we know that each generation seems to meet -- to meet a moment that needs to overcome thesen triff gal motion of the political process. we don't have markets like greece to help us, we have a sequester, $65 billion, and starting in january 13, we have a range of tax cuts that are due to expire. in total there's a $560 billion swing in the deficit if we simply let the automatic sequesters go into effect and the tax cuts turn off and some other spending also go into effect or 3.7% of g.d.p. that's good muse for the -- nows for the deficit, bad news for the economy, so we may administer the treatment and the patient may die. that's the challenge we're facing as leaders in a divided
applaud, having to do with supply chain integrys steve. -- integrity. what links these is we lack the resources in the united states to solve the problem. today we have divergent policies directives, not intentionally so, but that deal with the matter of reducing the cost of services the department has to buy through the efficiency memo essentially juxtaposed through the need of this expertise. the question is can you marry the efficiency memo and the new instruction on supply chain so we do not lose the talent that resides within the department, much of which is older men and women who will leave? >> i think we have got to continue to emphasize this area. expertise in this area is something that is not easy to come by, and you have got to build people who know the systems and have to understand what is involved with it, and it is something generally in government service we build expertise only to have it moves on, and then we have to recreate it all over again, and that is a terrible mistake. what we have got to do is build expertise and hopefully continue to inspire people. thi
.? >> amanda brown with public education network. building on steve's question, it strikes me that it doesn't necessarily need to be a federal role in promulgating standards, that these can be voluntary standards. for local education funds, this was a voluntary adoption process based on the standard of good conduct and their management. but there is a critique of the for-profit world historically that i wonder if standards or another mechanism can address. in the charter world, where you have an independent chartering authority that grants a charter to a for-profit school, but takes it out from under the public -- this school board, the elected officials do not have the ability to pull the charter. perhaps there will be an analogous critique. i wonder if standards or other mechanisms is a way to address that critique? you talk about accountability in terms outcome measures and so on, but the broader critique about governance. i wonder about that. >> i think the government's question is an important one, by and large, but different states do charters operating differently, there is still som
, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. you have blessed us with all good gifts and this past week with grateful hearts we gathered with family and loved ones throughout this great land to celebrate our blessings together. bless the newly elected members of the 113th copping who resume their orientation on capitol hill. give them call and confidence as they prepare for a new role as servants of our nation's citizens. bless the members of the people's house who have been entrusted with the privilege to serve our nation, all americans in their need. grant them to work together in respect and affection and to be faithful in the responsibilities they have been given. at the end of the 112th congress approaches and much is left to be done, bestow upon them all the gifts of wisdom and discernment that
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